Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Early's Division - Ewell's Corps
—Army of Northern Virginia —
Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell's Corps Early's Division
13th. 26th. 31st. 38th. 60th. 61st.
July 2 After participating in the operations of July 1st at Barlow Knoll and elsewhere it took position in the afternoon on the railroad between the town and Rock Creek. When the assault was made at 8 p.m. on East Cemetery Hill the Brigade advanced to its support but was halted here because the expected re-enforcements from the right were unable to co-operate and it was evident that the assault would fail.
July 3 Remained here skirmishing with sharpshooters and exposed to Artillery fire.
July 4 The Brigade was withdrawn and moved to Seminary Ridge after midnight began the march to Hagerstown.
Present about 1500. Killed 71, wounded 270, missing 39. Total 380.
Erected 1910 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.693′ N, 77° 13.552′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on East Confederate Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Middle School, in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Hoke's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Hays's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Early's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “ . . . in less than half an hour . . . ” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culp's Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Adams County Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); “bullets . . . rattling against our hospital . . . ” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Organizers of Methodism in Adams County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Gordon's Brigade at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. East Cemetery Hill. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Report of Brig. Gen. J. B. Gordon. Concerning the actions of July 2 and 3, Gordon wrote, The movements during the succeeding days of the battle (July 2 and 3), I do not consider of sufficient importance to mention. (Submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 820 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.